My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel for three nights from Feb 15-18 (Thu-Sun), 2007 and very highly recommend it.
Positives include an excellent location, very helpful and friendly staff, beautiful lobby, beautiful and clean room. Very slight negatives are room noise, construction.
Location: very short walk to The Dam; Singel is the innermost of the four concentric major canals. Street and area are very pretty. Very central location. Major post office a few blocks away, great Greek restaurant next door (ate there twice), great Italian place a little down on Singel.
Staff: manager insisted on helping us w/ bags out of the cab (the g/f packed heavily). Bellhop friendly and very helpful. Staff gave great advice about shipping back a big item we considered buying. Upon checkout one woman called a cab immediately after I mentioned wanting one to another. Service was also nice. Also, reservation via e-mail a few months in advance went very smoothly. They offered a 10% discount upon checkout with cash payment, which we accepted.
Lobby/common areas: All absolutely gorgeous. Construction was loud at times, but not too early in the morning. We slept in a bunch b/c we'd just 'roughed it' in Iceland for five days, but the work didn't start too early. Our room (319) had an exposed hole in the wall above the closets where they're installing central heat but the room is still beautiful. Elevator very helpful.
Room: #319. very clean, huge. Three big windows overlooking another street, a little street noise on Fri/Sat nights but hardly worth noting. Pics attached.
Room noise: Loud footsteps from rooms above but it's an old building and definitely nothing major. Construction noted earlier has to be noted but does not at all detract from our love of the room, hotel and staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Estherea is housed in a row of historic buildings on the major canal. Behind the 17th century façade, guests find a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings. With its woolen carpets, crystal chandeliers and sumptuous furniture, the hotel is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the bustling city.The Estherea first opened its doors in the 1940s. this family business is currently run by the third generation. Although the hotel’s comforts and facilities have been brought up to date over the past sixty years, the concept of personal service and attention remains unchanged. All 92 rooms have been recently renovated and are all accessible by elevator. Each room has its own unique character: a wonderful place to unwind a day of exploring the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estherea Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Estherea Amsterdam